Brighton woman appeals for help rescuing step sister trapped in Nepal

A Brighton woman is appealing for help in getting her step sister rescued from mountains hit by an earthquake in Nepal. Kati Vernon says her step sister Susannah Ross is on a list of names of survivors who need rescuing from a spot near Bamboo Village in the Langtang National...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015 at 7:21 pm

Huge storms and tiny scorpions feature in wildlife photography exhibition

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is celebrating its 50th birthday with a trip to Brighton. The Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is hosting the show, which features 100 photographs, from a pride of lions to the tiniest of spiders. And intriguing and unusual items...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015 at 6:06 pm

Five Hove businesses burgled in one night

Burglars broke into five Hove businesses in one night, stealing petty cash and even a charity pot. Staff at an estate agent, a cafe, two law firms and a mortgage company all came to work last Tuesday morning to find their workplaces had been hit. And another business, an...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015 at 5:52 pm

Facelift for Brighton seafront Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn on Brighton seafront is to get an external facelist as the final stage of a £3million revamp. The hotel has applied for permission to cover all 17 floors of the 1960s towerblock with white render. It has already refurbished most of the bedrooms and bathrooms which...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015 at 4:57 pm

Brighton students win place in national final of chemistry competition

A team of students from a Brighton sixth form college has won a place in the national final of a chemistry competition. The team of three AS level chemistry students from Varndean College beat teams from 16 other schools in the Royal Society of Chemistry Schools Analyst...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015 at 4:05 pm

Greens reassure election watchdog over proxy votes campaign

The Green party has told the Electoral Commission it has not broken election rules after being asked to stop giving students pre-filled proxy voting forms. The issue was first raised two weeks ago by Labour who said the forms were being given out at a campaign day on Falmer...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015 at 2:58 pm

Rose Hill Tavern campaigners vote to put their money where their mouth is

The Rose Hill Tavern Action Group has overwhelmingly voted to try to raise the £365,000 needed to buy the closed Brighton pub. The pub has just been put back on the market by new owner Evenden Estates after its plans to turn it into flats were rejected – largely because the...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015 at 2:35 pm

Brighton photographer wins prestigious global competition with stunning melting glacier picture

A Brighton photographer has been named this year’s landscape photographer of the year for a series of pictures of the melting Lewis Glacier on Mount Kenya. Simon Norfolk beat off 87,000 entries to the Sony World Photography Awards to win the prestigious title with his When...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015 at 12:56 pm

Brighton student designs composting computer game

A Brighton student has designed a computer game which awards “seagull points” to players for taking pictures of compost. Lindsay Leigh’s game, originally designed as part of a University of Sussex postgraduate assignment, has just been opened to the public....
Posted On 27 Apr 2015 at 12:46 pm

Wanted Brighton man caught after crashing into taxi during chase

A wanted man was arrested after crashing into a taxi during a police chase through Brighton. Jacques Challoner Venneck, 24, of no fixed address, was spotted behind the wheel of a burgundy Audi A6 car being driven in Bristol Gardens, Kemp Town, on Saturday night (25 April). Police...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015 at 11:40 am
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